My new cookbook: Roots, Shoots & Leaves


So without further ado, here’s a sneak peek and my pick of five dishes from my new cookbook Roots, Shoots & Leaves published by Sunbird.

1. Spinach, sweet pepper and feta phyllo tart

2. Jerusalem artichoke risotto

3. Chilled Beet and apple soup

4. Baked eggs with kidney beans and chilli

5. Warm salad of samphire with asparagus and toasted pine nuts

Roots, Shoots & Leaves sells for R287 at Exclusive Books stores countrywide.

14 Responses to “My new cookbook: Roots, Shoots & Leaves”

  1. Sam September 27, 2012 at 5:13 am #

    Congrats Bern it looks stunning and I totally love the styling. All the very best with it.

    • bern September 27, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      Thanks Sam. It’s great to have a new baby – as I’m sure you’ll agree! x

  2. Margi September 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Love these photos & can’t wait to browse through the book – will be at Exclusive in the am!

    • bern September 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

      Hi Margi. I had a couple of SMS’es from friends saying they’d seen it in store. Very exciting! B

  3. Margi September 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Great photos & no doubt great book!

  4. Betty Bake September 28, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    wow – congrats
    this is my kind of book as Im mostly vegetarian!!! I have meat once a month :)
    yay – I will look out for it!
    congrats the photos are beautiful and the recipes sound delicious

    hugs
    Betty Bake

    • bern September 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

      Thanks Betty Bake! I’m definitely no vegetarian, but it’s become too easy these days to grill a steak, make a salad and call it “supper”. Hopefully it will inspire to get more creative with vegetables. x

  5. Brenda Wardall October 23, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    AMAZING Book – well done Bern – I am so inspired by this book!

  6. Brooke October 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    Wow Bern, right up my alley! Jane told me she made a beautiful lentil cottage pie from your new cookbook and I can’t wait to get it this weekend! And….great magazine, wow, very impressive and super informative. I am so proud of how much you continue to accomplish AND still be a mom!

    • bern October 26, 2012 at 7:05 am #

      Thanks Brooke. If anything, it’s the blog that’s taking a bit of a knock, but I’m happy with 1 post a week with everything else that’s going on. xx

  7. Sarah Graham January 24, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    Hi Bern, I have been meaning to stop by for ages and say that I’ve seen your book in stores and it’s breathtakingly beautiful, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy soon. I hope that it’s a huge success, and wish you everything of the best for a healthy and happy 2013 xx

    • bern January 28, 2013 at 11:32 am #

      Hey Sarah. Thank you so much. And I can’t wait to see your next one…! B

  8. Antionette February 6, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    I got the best Christmas gift last year – your book!!! I have recently started my own veg garden(my very first garden…) and I made your phyllo tart, cucumber carpaccio pampoen fritters all today, straight from the garden!! THANK YOU for your book filled with inspirations! Can’t wait to try out the beetroot soup:)

    • bern February 7, 2013 at 7:49 am #

      Hi Antoinette. You have made my day. Thank you. And thank you for the book orders, too! Bern

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